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About gift aid

If you pay tax in the UK you can increase the value of your qualifying donation or subscription by 28% at no cost to you. All you have to do is check the box to enable the British Museum or British Museum Friends to reclaim from Revenue taxes paid by you, and you must have paid enough income tax or capital gains tax in the UK to cover the tax we reclaim in the year. If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can also claim additional relief when you complete your annual tax return. You can cancel your Gift Aid declaration at any time by letting the British Museum or British Museum Friends know. Please also let us know if you change your name or address or if you no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

Annual membership subscriptions will be treated as donations and the Gift Aid reclaimed by the British Museum Friends. Please note that the guest facility is not eligible for Gift Aid.

If you are buying an exhibition ticket your donation must be worth at least an additional 10% to your total adult and/or senior exhibition ticket price to qualify as gift aid. Gift Aid on tickets and donations will be reclaimed by the British Museum.

* The tax reclaimed from HM Revenue and Customs will be 28p on every 1 you gave up to 5 April 2008 and 25p on every 1 you give on or after 6 April 2008. The Government will pay to the British Museum Friends an additional 3p on every 1 you give between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2011. This transitional relief does not affect your personal tax position.